Running and No Kids!

Horay, it’s Friday! 

So………I took today off work  and even kept the girls in day care!!! Woah! That means that I had a FULL DAY TO MYSELF! Sometimes when I have a day to myself I want to cram in everything which means I don’t really get to enjoy my day. Not today…I didn’t even make a list….for those of you that know my mad-list making skills…you can pick your jaw up off the floor.

I dropped the girls off at 8:10 and picked up a few groceries {something I feel like I am ALWAYS doing}, slowly got ready for a run and then ran mid morning – it was hot. I watched a little tv, ate a non-kid friendly lunch s-l-o-w-l-y and even got a little laundry and mopping done!

Today was supposed to be a “rest day” but since I knew I would be home today I switched yesterday’s 5k with today’s “rest day”. I’d much rather run outside then be on my treadmill and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be outside today. Don’t get me wrong, I am beyond thankful I have a treadmill 🙂

PR Day 5 Training VHM

Rocking my Bluenose Marathon shirt, Swirl Gear shorts and New Balance shoes!

I changed up my normal 5k route and went in a complete opposite direction which took me down a nice trail and then back into my subdivision. My legs were heavy but my heart was telling me I could do it or maybe it was my new PRO Compression socks that arrived in the mail this morning. I dunno!

PR Run on trail stingers socks

New socks, Lemon Stingers and THE Trail

Side note: I learned that I don’t like Lemon stingers – just can’t deal with the texture….great…now what does one do with the reset of the lemon stingers.

I wasn’t trying to run for a certain time but was running to get in the kilometers. This month’s km’s are going to be a little lower than expected but I’m 100% fine with that because I managed 3 soccer games, some yoga and swimming too.

Oh….and I signed up for another race! About a month ago a friend of mine asked if there were any races going on when she was home visiting and I gave her a list. She then asked if I would join her…..of course I said yes even though I didn’t want to do any races in July/August. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to run with her 🙂 So 10k it is next weekend which I’m really not ready for but it kinda works with my 1/2 marathon training plan.

This weekend we’ll be hanging out at home and then visiting my family 🙂 Lots of outdoor play, swimming, running and I’m sure good food 🙂

What are your weekend plans?

Anyone running / racing ?

Do you often get a day to yourself? What do you do?

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8 thoughts on “Running and No Kids!

  1. It’s so nice to have a day to yourself isn’t it? You can what you want and not feel pressured to squeeze it all in. Days to myself consist of laundry (always laundry to do) and of course a run with the hound. This weekend is my last long run before my race next weekend.

  2. Usually when I’m presented with a day to myself I have no idea what to do! This happened a couple weeks ago. I ended up going for a short slow run because I felt like I couldn’t not take advantage of the free time and that’s all I wanted to do. Oh and I always end up at Target. 🙂

  3. Wow, that sounds amazing. I do not know how long it’s been since I had a day to myself. I’m sure I’d run. And I’d like to take care of the to-do list, but I might be so happy for a chance to relax, that I might end up doing that!

  4. Pingback: Half Marathon Training Week #1 Done! | Piper's Run

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